Stoic Life Lessons Men Learn Too Late In Life — BE UNSHAKEABLE


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inwardly everything should be different but our outward Faith should conform with the crowd anyone who can make you angry becomes your [Music] master the first rule is to keep an untroubled Spirit the second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are when you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive to think to enjoy to love you have power over your mind not outside events realize this and you will find strength he suffers more than necessary who suffers before it is necessary be like the cliff against which the waves continually break but it stands fim and tames the fury of the water around it nature hath given men one tongue but two ears that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak people are Frugal in guarding their personal property but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be [Music] stingy begin at once to live and count each separate day as a separate life if you really want to escape the things that harass you what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person until we have begun to go without them we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are we’ve been using them not because we needed them but because we had [Music] them if a man knows not which Port he sails no wind is favorable we all love ourselves more than other people but but care more about their opinion than our own here is a rule to remember in future when anything tempts you to feel bitter not this is Misfortune but to bear this worthily is good fortune man conquers the World by conquering himself waste no more time arguing what a good man should be be one the things you think about determine the quality of your mind if it is not right do not do it if it is not true do not say it it’s not what happens to you but how you react to it that matters everything we hear is an opinion not a fact everything we see is a perspective not the truth luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity it is not the man who has too little but the man who craves more that is poor knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom difficulty shows what men are death Smiles at us all all we can do is smile back the more we value things outside our control the less control we have [Music] nothing endures but change a person’s worth is measured by the worth of what he values if you want to improve be content to be thought foolish and stupid anger if not restrained is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it [Music] no man was ever Wise by chance he who is brave is [Music] free reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears the Willing are led by Fate The Reluctant dragged what we do now echoes in eternity while we wait for life life passes the one who puts the finishing touches on their life each day is never short of time it’s time you realize that you have something in you more powerful and miraculous than the things that affect you and make you dance like a [Music] puppet wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants be silent for the most part or if you speak say only what is necessary and in a few words all cruelty Springs from weakness it is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness do Every Act of your life as though it were the very last Act of your life whatever can happen at any time can happen today don’t explain your philosophy embody it because a thing seems difficult for you do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish freedom is secured not by the fulfilling of men’s desires but by the removal of Desire circumstances don’t make the man they only reveal him to himself it is not death that a man should fear but he should fear never beginning to live the key is to keep company only with people who uplift you whose presence calls forth your best humans have come into being for the sake of each other so either teach them or learn to Bear them it can ruin your life only if it ruins your character otherwise it cannot harm you inside or out the happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts Mastery of reading and writing requires a master still more so life life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past neglect the present and Fear the Future be tolerant with others and strict with yourself your days are numbered use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun if you do not the sun will soon set and you with it the best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury sometimes even to live is an act of Courage it’s not that we have little time but more that we waste a good deal of it whatever happens at all happens as it should you will find this true if you watch narrowly our life is what our thoughts make it how much more Grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it he who fears death will never do anything worthy of a man who is alive we live only now everything else is either past or is [Music] unknown progress is not achieved by luck or accident but by working on yourself daily in banqu quits remember that you entertain two guests body and soul and whatever you shall have given to the body you soon eject but what you shall have given to the soul you keep always no person has the power to have everything they want but it is in their power not to want what they don’t have and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have [Music] if what you have seems insufficient to you then though you possess the world you will yet be miserable he is the most powerful who has power over himself difficulties strengthen the mind as labor does the body as is a tale so is life not how long it is but how good it is is what [Music] matters life if well- lived is long enough the best answer to anger is silence agreed but nature set a limit on that as it did on eating and drinking nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled ret treat than in his own soul he who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than thee if weaker spare him if stronger spare thyself the impediment to action advances action what stands in the way becomes the way to wish to be well is a part of becoming well receive without conceit release without struggle no great thing is created suddenly any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig if you tell me that you desire a fig I answer that there must be time let it first Blossom then bear fruit then ripen we suffer more often in imagination than in reality no man can escape his Destiny the next inquiry being how he may best live the time that he has to live the whole future lies in uncertainty live immediately [Music] every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past neglect the present and Fear the Future we suffer not from the events in our lives but from our judgment about them it is our attitude toward events not events themselves which we can control nothing is by its own nature calamitous even death is terrible only if we fear it if evil be said of thee and if it be true correct thyself if it is a lie laugh at it attach yourself to what is spiritually Superior regardless of what other people think or do hold to your true aspirations no matter what is going on around you confine yourself to the present no man is free who is not a master of himself very little is needed to make a happy life it is all within yourself in your way of thinking [Music] if you live in harmony with nature you will never be poor if you live according to what others think you will never be rich learn to be indifferent to what makes no difference the greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach a wise man is content with his lot whatever it may be without wishing for what he has not man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems small-minded people blame others average people blame themselves the wise see all blame as foolishness [Music] the longer a man is lonely the more he discovers the hidden depths of his Solitude and the resilience of his own Spirit respect the past be open to the Future the life we receive is not short but we make it so we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully stay calm and Serene regardless of what life throws at you to be everywhere is to be nowhere

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